a public forum called “Health and Migration: perspectives from Asia and Europe.”
This event was organized by the Asia-Europe Foundation and Casa Asia and was also sponsored by the Japanese government. I couldn’t get there but I was encouraged that such an organization exists at all.
It’s a well-established fact that, in general, migrants suffer health problems relatively more than those who have established roots in their own region.
Public attention on this issue is a genuine development in understanding how migrants live and why their health is a crucial issue for any country who relies on them [us!] for various kinds of labour.